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    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    W95
    Is a reference windows

    I suspect the HD has been used by windows or partitioned with some windows partitioning tool.

    If you want to have SUSE use the entire HD and don't know how to partition, you can just follow these steps
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/12....suggestion.jpg
    Then at this image choose the top option
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/12....ion_create.jpg
    Yours will be slightly different, as those sample images are in a VM

    That will let SUSE partition the HD for you
    Wiping everything and re-partitioning for you
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    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    On install you an always go to expert mode and set it up exactly as you would like.It tell you what it plans before actually doing it. if you just click buy the scheme that was proposed then.... After all how smart do you think an installer is. It can not read you mind and we have no idea what state the partition where when you installed. But what you have is ok.

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    Well thanks but really I tried for editing (from re-installation) and got stuck but finally wiped out everything (backup was already taken), and did the basic very basic installation such that now the output of 'sudo /sbin/fdisk -l' is as simple as:

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0001fe0c
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *        2048    48226303    24112128   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2        48226304    58718207     5245952   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3        58718208   488376319   214829056   83  Linux
    While other options like W95 or anything like custom would be typical right now and I could be able to do that after sometime. I did this only, so now there is no extended partition at all. I hope having not an extended partition is not a problem at all, so finally I update the system from Yast?

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    opensuse121 NNTP User

    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    W95
    Is a reference windows

    I suspect the HD has been used by windows or partitioned with some windows partitioning tool.

    If you want to have SUSE use the entire HD and don't know how to partition, you can just follow these steps
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/12....suggestion.jpg
    Then at this image choose the top option
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/12....ion_create.jpg
    Yours will be slightly different, as those sample images are in a VM

    That will let SUSE partition the HD for you
    Wiping everything and re-partitioning for you
    I really should have seen those links earlier even before my first trials for learning but now since the installation is done, it is okay, I would try custom installation later (after reading about it).

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    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    > I am really sorry, I read this line at the end, so pasted the results
    > here itself.


    it worked ok...doing it the way i specified just makes it easier to
    read...the way you did it was good enough..

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    > so finally I update the system from Yast?


    yes, use YaST > Online Update

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    opensuse121 NNTP User

    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    Well with this simple installation only, I am going to update the system, would see other things on some other pc, this pc for only one base installation - for no experimentation!

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    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    On 2011-12-15 17:46, opensuse121 wrote:
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    > Yes thanks. Since installation is really exciting but confusing too.
    > Well, but why that W95 was coming, I don't know since suse only is in
    > the entire disk!


    If you refer to the type of the "sda3" being "W95 Ext'd (LBA)" there is
    nothing wrong or strange with that. I have the same thing and Windows never
    touched my disks.

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    opensuse121 NNTP User

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    Oh I see. But now okay and I have updated everything. Should the orphaned packages coming in Yast be deleted/removed completely, after the installation?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    You should stop worrying and just start using the system and enjoy it!
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